Moving a ladder at the back of house ….this fella was underneath… getting quite a rarity are our not so common Toads.This creature was on my Bonsai tree ( Japanese Acer Palmatum) if that helps….Open to suggestions on this one…can’t find it in my insect book.Nuthatch feeding on the stump around the lake quite contentedly until these young coots found it.I would really like to believe that these are our six missing young tufties.
Just back from a great, and mostly sunny week in Galway and Co Clare—sun shone and Guinness flowed:)
Fantastic scenery. wildflowesr and birds around Galway and especially The Burren. The limestone pavement was absolutely fantastic, a one off in the world amazing and a `must do` place.
Birds included wheatears, making great use of the amazing drystone walls habitats, `comic` terns, turnstones, big flocks linnets, turnstones and the amazing sight of nearly 200 mute swans feeding on seagrass @ Camus Bay a shallow sea loch
Burren limestone–grykes full with various ferns, flowers
About ready for the big push I would think….Although saying that still a few juves about this m0rning.Looks like a Juv whinchat hard to distinguish between above and stone at this age.Loads of these feeding on the thistle seed on the side of the road…but trying to get close enough is a problem.Sunning itself in the early morning sun…..its mate scarpered as soon as I arrived on the scene.